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. >>> president obama pushes hard on gun control and immigration reform and the passing of an american icon. >>> and one of the biggest adrenaline rushes anywhere. very good morning. we start with a hostage standoff in alabama involving a 5-year-old boy and a suspected killer. a police source close to the investigation described him as a 6 a-year-old jimmy lee dike. they are holed up in a tornado bunker. officials have been able to get merchandi medicine to the boy but they are not saying much more. this started tuesday. the man shot and killed the driver and took the young boy hostage. more details as they emerge. >>> a storm system raked its way across the southeast wednesday and is now making its way north. two people lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many lost their homes. tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more for us. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city. part of a nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in georg
stricken citizens not criminals. >>> this is the year for immigration reform. that's president obama's hope he laid out his platform with our sister spanish network telemundo. >> we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what the pathway to citizenship looks like abdomen what the criteria should be. so, really the issue here is not so much technical, as political. i'd like to see it done in the first half of the year. >>> hope remains for the search of a missing air force pilot off the coast of italy today. captain lucas guntner disappeared three days ago during a nighttime mission. his wife describes him as a self-reliant outdoorsman. and if anybody could survive this, lucas could. the family remains hopeful because among the debris found so far they say there was evidence he ejected. >>> developing stories to keep an eye on for you. will he or won't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate
now. >>> pop tea, thanks very much. happening now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today.
two workers were killed at the research center and five others were wounded. >>> president obama says he wants final immigration reform, a deal done in six months. during an interview, the president said it could even be done sooner because no major issue is standing in the way. eight senators, four democrats, four republicans have agreed on a framework when it comes to immigration reform. it would include a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. >>> a dictionary and these sawyer reduce to lead to the mistrial of a former culpeper police officer found guilty of manslaughter. he was convicted tuesday of shooting and killing patricia cook. the jury foreman disobeyed the judge's instructions and brought in dictionaries and a that sawyer reduce during deliberations. prosecutors say the verdict should stand. the defense want as new trial. the verdict at this point remains up in the air. >>> how should d.c. spend its $417 budget surplus. if councilman marion barry has his way, it would be used to improve services for the city's disadvantaged people
. and why this hour president obama announces his plan on immigration reform. i'm poppy harlow. roll it. >>> death defying and terrifying. why a tragic accident at the x games is raising eyebrows about the sport of extremes. >>> plus -- >> this 13-hour procedure was performed by a team of 16 plastic orthopedic and microvascular surgeons. >> a war vet becomes the seventh person in the country to have his arms replaced. >>> and hillary clinton's exit interview. this hour, cnn sits down with america's top diplomat and her final days as secretary of state. >>> hi, everyone. a dramatic report out of miami is focusing new attention on baseball. and that sport's ongoing battle against performance enhancing drugs. this in the news again. the miami new times newspaper has published the names of big league players allegedly connected to, of all things, an anti-aging clinic located in south florida. the paper says this follows their three-month investigation. one of the big names, folks, a-rod, alex rodriguez. just to be clear here, a-rod has in the past admitted to doping, but has denied taking a
pleasure. >>> we're minutes away from president obama kicking off his push for immigration reform. he's going to do it live in las vegas at a school there, but does his plan mesh with the senators who introduced their own plan just yesterday? we're about to find out. oil changes at meineke are always a great deal. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> president obama spoke about football injuries recently, saying that the game needs to be safer. he made a lot of waves doing that. and now there is word that the nfl and its players plan to put some big money into researching the long-term health effects of the game. cnn has obtained a proposal that says the nfl players union and the league are going to fund $100 million ten-year harvard study to try to diagnose, treat and prevent player injuries and illnesses. a thousand current and former players are apparently going to take part in this. dr. glen ferreira knows a lot about football, played at harvard himself. he's a doctor as well. he wa
to discuss the proposal. >>> meantime, some top republicans are already voicing concern with president obama's plan for immigration reform. the president laid out his plan yesterday in vegas. it calls for bolstering border security and cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers. the president also wants to create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country. they'd have to pay back taxes and pass a background check among other requirements. opponents to the plan worry that it doesn't do enough to beef up security at the border. they say millions of additional undocumented immigrants could be in this country in a few years without tighter security. >>> super bowl sunday is just around the corner and that means the big easy is boosting security throughout the city. the city of new orleans is adding 1300 federal agents and 270 extra state troopers. there will also be coast guard ships on the lower. river homeland secretary janet napolitano will hold a press conference with the nfl later today. the 150,000 super bowl fans packing the city, t
his ideas for reform of the immigration system. >> president obama took air force one out to nevada yesterday for the first trip of his second term to talk immigration reform. in a big high school auditorium filled with people chanting to "yes, it's possible." president obama essentially said he's glad a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators has come together to put the ideas they share into an immigration reform bill that president obama didn't exactly endorse the bill because it hasn't actually been written yet. something the president did say, though, is that a top priority needs to be giving illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> the president also said that citizens shouldn't have to wait years for their families to join them here in the states, and that is where the differences between the pre
president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now, in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers, with pun,ment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people. congress' fail ture to act is a disappointment. >> reporter: obama did announce hess administration would stop deporting some young undocumented immigrant but was taken to task at a town hall for not doing something bigger. >> you promised that. a promise is a promise. with all due respect -- >> what i p
. >>> president obama heading to vegas. he is betting on immigration reform. the president's going to highlight his proposals for overhauling immigration. in a speech three hours from now, it comes a day after the gang of eight, republican and democratic senators, outlined their plan. brianna keilar's got a preview of what we expect to hear from the president. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now, in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers, with pun,ment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush.
with public interest groups. >>> president obama hopes for some form of immigration reform within six months. in an interviewer with telemundo, he says the plan has to include a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, and it's time for congress to act. >> we've been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i've got a bill drafted. we've got language. we know what's needed when it comes to border securitiment we know what's need when it comes to dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what a pathway to citizenship looks like and what the criteria should be. >> the president says republicans and democrats have to come together to resolve this issue. the house and senate are working on separate proposals right now. >>> right now vice president joe biden is preparing for his first overseas trip of the second term. he will visit germany, france, and the u.k. the vice president's first stop will be at the munich security conference. he spoke at the start of the president's firm test term four years ago.
. the hearings are due to start at 9:30. >>> on the immigration front, president obama says he is looking for reforms to be done within six months. he tells a spanish language teach network that a deal should an trainable this year. he also says that politics, not technical issues, are standing in the way of immigration reform. >>> now to the aftermath of the mess on metro that happened last night. several delays after power problems left swarms of people stranded. some passengers even walked through a tunnel trying to get out. metro is now looking into the problem of riders getting off trains to ensure it doesn't happen again. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the navy yard station in southeast this morning with the latest. >> reporter: metro is apologizing to passengers foren inconvenience after yesterday's mess and it will hold a debriefing with fire department officials this morning to try to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. d.c. fire trucks and ambulances converged on the anacostia and navy yard stations in the middle of the evening rush hour. there w
at that meeting four years ago at the start of the president's first term. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration reform this year. in an interview with telemundo, the president says he is looking for the reforms to be completed within six months. the president's plan includes a path to citizenship for 11 million inmates already in the country. the -- inimmigrants already in the country. the president says democrats and republicans must come together to solve the issue. the senate and house are working on separate proposals. >>> this morning, no reported issues on metro's green line after chaos and confusion during the evening rush. the transit agency says the trouble started when an insulator started smoking. an emergency responder with d.c. fire powered down a section of the track between the anacostia and navy yard stations. two packed trains came to a stop inside the tunnel. passengers say metro failed at keeping them updated on the situation. >> people couldn't breathe, that was the main thing. they were trying to open the doors. main thing for me, no safety meas
sisters comprehensive immigration reform embraces this vital core premise. i also welcome president obama's contributions to this discussion i look forward to hearing what he has to say in las vegas. there is broad bipartisan agreement that it's long past time to reform immigration system to make room for foreign-born american educated experts who want to apply their skills, start businesses and raise families here. at the same tablet dramatically improve improves stem education available to american to filibuster another. i senator hatch said a few minutes ago, if you take the example of computer science, by 2020, the u.s. economy will need 120,000 men and women to so these jobs, yet 40,000 graduates with degrees in computer science with the americans. how to fill that gap. we tackled the size of this problem by reforming outdated immigration system to allow highly skilled researchers to stay here rather than leaving and taking our jobs and future opportunities with them and by acetylene to hundreds of millions of dollars of these experts meet to greet card to improving u.s. based on edu
a favorable view of president obama's gun reform proposal. and while the gun lobby has come out against the president's entire plan, the numbers are pretty stark. 53% are favorable, 41% unfavorable. more interesting as you go into the poll, the favorables are much more intense than the unfavorables. which means that we've heard, for some time, richard wolffe, that, you know, the gun owners are so intense, and they're the ones that are going to always make phone calls and the ones that are going to always be engaged. and in this poll, and i'm sure we're going to see it in other polls, a majority of americans are more intense about passing some sane gun regulation than are those small groups of people that are going to fight the political death over assault weapons and being able to have high-capacity magazines. >> and a couple of things. first of all, if you break down the individual proposal, the support is even higher, right? universal background checks, you get way higher than 50%. and those numbers really reflect the president's own favorability right now. the other part of it is tha
and college park. back to you. >> thanks, monika. >>> today president obama heads west with his message about immigration reform. >> this is becoming more and more popular n. speech from the president come a day after a group of bipartisan senators announced their deal to tackle the immigration issues in the united states. delia goncalves is live on capitol hill. that's not the only deal in the works. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. but this deal, of course, has many excited on capitol hill that a comprehensive immigration reform is as close as it's ever been. this bipartisan gang of eight announced its plans yesterday at a news conference. the proposal offers illegals a pathway to legal status under three conditions, though. they must pass a background check, pay a fine and back taxes and of course they must learn english. this plan also calls for beefed up border security and ensures illegals do not get their green card ahead of those already working towards citizenship. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been t
, president obama gave a speech in el paso calling for immigration reform, stronger board security and a path to citizenship. >> el paso, the question is whether those in congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work that we've started. >> well, now that a bipartisan group of senators have come back to the table, the president today will praise the principles this group of eight laid out calling for the country to get behind in senate plan. as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer just tweeted, today, potus will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement consistent with his long-held view and lay out his vision for immigration reform. "the washington post" is the reporting the white house has develop the its own immigration reform plan more liberal than the senate outline. yes, there is a plan that the white house has. but for now, they're not unveiling it. had the bipartisan senators not acted yesterday, you likely would have seen the president offer his own plan. but the senators did act. and their plan is the plan.
momentum this morning toward immigration reform. a bipartisan group from the house is working on legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the ground breaking measure could be unveiled within days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it has been too long since we reformed the system. and we are starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida republican lawmaker mario diaz-ballard said he felt a huge sea change on the issue from both parties. certainly -- we talked about this all week, changing demographics in the country made this possible. they're going to get something done. certainly see action more easily and quickly on this than you will on gun control. >> of course the latino voting bloc. everyone came out in droves. if you are the republican party you have got to be concerned about that. you have to somehow change your message to attract that group of voters. the message before the election was, you know, let's shore up our borders. let's not worry about, immigration ref
that he is mapping out in the past. of course, this is an issue that president obama has been talking about since 2008, he said that it's one of his great regret that's has not gotten comprehensive immigration reform done. you will see him pushing to get it done in the second is term. in terms of what he has talked about in the past, he has talked about the need to improve security at the border and he talked about the need to hold businesses accountable. those that hire undocumented workers as well as making america sort of more inviting to those who study here, making it a better place for them to get their degrees, and stay here once undocumented people do get their degrees, and then of course the more controversial point of a path to citizenship. he has argued for this. a lot of republicans disagree, they do not think there should be a path to citizenship. this has been a sticking point in the past t conventional wisdom is that there's an appetite to get something done not just to part of the president but on the part of republicans, in large parted, craig, if you look at the 2012
. it is the first drop we have seen in 3 and a half years. why thare they talking firearms and immigration reform instead of ways to put people back to work. daily beast columnist kirsten powers. we sat out there when he made his inaugural address some of the panel skrcontract sized president obama for talking about things like immigration reform and gun control and his push on green energy. where was the talk about jobs and the economy and now we see this economic news about how we slunk in the fourth quarter. >> the president has to be concerned about the ec you can't be president and ignore what's going on economically. the problem is what direction he is going to go. he wants to focus on deficit reduction. deficit reduction is important, it really doesn't have any connection in terms of creating jobs in the short term. obama has made it clear he would like to do more stimulus spending. repu republicans aren't open to that. they control half of -- control the house and democrats control the senate. it remains to be seen what will happen. the deficit is a problem and needs to be dealt with. it
us what he really thinks of the deal on the filibuster reform last night. senator bernie sanders responds. stay with us. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. >>> coming up, the republican doom and gloom vision of the obama economy just doesn't seem to match reality these days. i'll have the details coming up. >>> and while whistle-blowers come forward to describe the fraud that led to the financial collapse, the department of justice isn't going after wall street's ceos. i'll ask mike papantonio why they're just being let off the hook. you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio noon to 3:00 a.m. share your thoughts with us on #edshow. we're copping right back. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressu
to "hardball." that was president obama in las vegas yesterday where he laid out his vision for immigration reform. the president's approach is very similar to what a bipartisan group of eight senators called for earlier this week. now the question is can something get done? will republicans in the house be willing to vote yes on a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally? that could be a hard sell. many republicans say president obama is all too happy to let the issue fester and watch as their party continues to struggle with hispanic voters. however, politico's mike allen says that doesn't pass the political smell test. quote kwb this is one of the few political mysteries that has an unambiguously correct answer. top demes tell us if president obama is going to have a big legacy accomplishment this term, it has to be immigration. so he's making an historic test of whether the campaign machinery can translate to governing. joining us is howard fineman and nia-malika henderson. nia-malika, let me begin with you. what's your ans
-sense. that's why we need comprehensive immigration reform. host: president obama speaking yesterday. secretary gutierrez, the wall street journal has a piece today called "obama's immigration principles." do you agree with this? were there warning signs in with the president said? guest: he did have this threat of his own bill and things like that. but there's no question that we need low-skilled workers and we need high skilled workers. we have to really sell on what -- settle on what it's temporary, for temporary workers there must be some market flexibility. may have someone here on a temporary basis but to as great leadership skills. the employer wants to promote them. it's unfortunate the then that they have to go back because they're only temporary. so i think there has to be simplex ability in the system. these issues you mentioned, they are so close that this is the kind of compromise that we need. if the president has to compromise on a guest worker program or maybe having some triggers for the border before we start allowing people to get in line for green card, those shou
will convince communities to cooperate with the police, president obama is hoping her death will bring nationwide reform to gun control. this too in regard to her death. the problem is that a huge proportion of those guns come in from outside chicago. if you are just creating a bunch of pockets of gun laws without having unified systems, for example, background checks, it will be a lot harder for an individual community to protect itself from this kind of gun violence. that is precisely why we think it's important for congress to act. that was the president in that interview with univision. guns and gun control in the spotlight across the country. is there a solution? join anderson cooper in his debate in guns under fire. ac 3 strict special airs tonight. set the dvr. watch it live at 8:00 eastern right here on cnn. >>> and a 5-year-old boy is now in his third day being held hostage by a stranger who snatched him from a school bus and dragged him in his homemade bunker in alabama. we are hearing reports about the man who is holding the child. neighbors identify him as jimmy lee dikes.
, everyone. let's get you ready for the week ahead. let's look at tuesday here. president obama heading to las vegas. that will begin his push for immigration reform. he's called this issue the top legislative priority of his second term. >>> and on wednesday, we'll be talking a whole lot about guns. the senate judiciary will hold a hearing on gun violence. their first since president obama announced his new gun patrol proposes. we'll probably hear from lapierre. >>> chuck hagel's nomination hearings begin. nominated by president barack obama for secretary of defense. these could be interesting to watch. reservations by senators of both parties. >>> on thursday, yes, it could be, could be hillary clinton's last day as aersecretary of sta. depends on how the nomination process for her replacement, john kerry, plays out. that could happen on friday. on sunday, the super bowl, of course. the 49ers take on the ravens in new orleans and, just to note, coming off her inauguration lip syncing controversy, beyonce will perform at this year's big half-time show. that is a look at your week ahead
down here in washington. a lovely sight for those of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may
-partisan historic it looks like bi-partisan agreement ol immigration reform making that perhaps the first big issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever
adopt meaningful filibuster reform? i mean, we've got, you know, this ruling by the court in washington on some of the appointments of president obama. you can be sure that mitch mcconnell is probably behind closed doors, smiling about that. he is not there to help the president. but the question is why don't the democrats realize what is happening here? they may realize it, but they're afraid to move forward on it. and people are frustrated in this country. this is what they voted for. >> no, ed, you know, i agree with you. that's why i did not vote for that package. and i think what everybody has got to understand, and you've made this very clear, this is not some kind of inside the beltway abstraction about senate rules. this is really important stuff, because we have a nation that is demanding action to create millions of jobs to transform our energy system, to come up with a fair tax proposal so the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share. we are not going to be able to do those things and many other things, the things, in fact, that mitch mcconnell and his bil
. john mccain said on sunday we have to do something about the latino vote. president obama won 71% in the election a few months ago. he said today, the president is to unveil his own plan for immigration reform and will do that in las vegas. in nevada, a state where hispanicses makes.27% of the population, comes a day after a bipartisan group of eight senators reached a compromise how to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform. included in that bill, a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers currently in this country. >> other bipartisan groups and senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar proposals, but we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk opposing immigration reform than supporting it. >> the what's going on now is unacceptable. in reality, what's been created is a de facto amnesty. we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and e
to overhaul immigration laws in the united states. president obama is on his first post inauguration trip in nevada. we will carry the remarks this afternoon. how should the laws on immigration reform be changed or enforced? here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online, send us a tweet by writing to twitter.com/c-spanwj, or share your comments with us on facebook by searching for c- span. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. here is the headline from "the washington post," this morning -- "senators outline immigration plan." host: let's take a listen to some of that press conference from yesterday afternoon. senator chuck schumer opened things up. here is what he had to say about the details so far. [video clip] >> americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, we have four basic pillars. tough but fair passed to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the united states. second, reforming the legal immigration system to better recog
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